"When you listen generously to people they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time." ---R.N. Remen Do you find yourself making the same choices over and over again? Do you feel disappointed in the outcomes of your Life? In your marriage? When you have exhausted all options to improve the quality of your relationships, work or functioning with few results, you may find it helpful to talk to someone who is caring, interested and attentive. Speaking to someone with a fresh perspective can help you sort out and overcome the struggles of your Life.
*Currently not taking new clients* Choosing a therapist can seem overwhelming. Deciding who to share your story with requires an investment of your time, energy and finances. My twenty years of experience in the therapy field has helped me to connect with people in a safe and supportive environment to tackle the obstacles life sometimes throws our way. We all can get off track or lose sight of our hopes and goals for the future. Finding the right support during these times is crucial to navigating our way back to the people we love and the life we want for ourselves.
How will you know when your life has improved? What will be the signs? How will you be different? Can you envision that difference? With over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist, I will use these questions to begin the process of helping you to find new possibilities for fulfillment and relief from emotional pain. I have extensive experience helping adults and adolescents with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic disorders, addictions, interpersonal relationship problems, and life transitions. After identifying therapy goals, we'll outline a plan to help you work through your barriers to change.
I'm a licensed clinical social worker experienced working with children, adults, and families. I believe that healing and growth are possible regardless of the pain or challenges that people experience and have faced. I earned a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University following my undergraduate education from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in International Studies with a focus on Conflict Resolution. Initially, interested in resolving global conflict, I learned the greatest conflicts in the world lie within us and between us in our daily lives.
I’m sure you’ve been asked this a thousand times… “I’m so impressed—how do you do it?” On the one hand, that question is SO satisfying as your inner perfectionist steps up to claim her gold medal. But on the other, you’re silently screaming that the pressure of trying to do it all is crushing you. Your perfectionism shows up in your work. You probably find yourself working way more hours than your colleagues. It might show up in your relationships. Have you ever gone into a tailspin because you wanted to plan the perfect party for a loved one? Or it might show up within yourself—how you eat, dress, exercise, or maintain your home.
I have been in private practice for 30 years in the capacity of family therapist and clinical director at two residential facilities. I do not believe in long term therapy, and on occasion, clients will come back for a "tune-up." I am direct, I will give you feedback, (not tell you what to do) and be very supportive at the same time. Family therapists, believe that behaviors get passed down from generation to generation. We would explore your "family of origin" and sort out what behaviors are working for you and what needs to change. If YOU do the work, You WILL get better!
My ideal clients are between the ages of 16 and 60. I am a holistic therapist who works with the whole person; body, mind and spirit. We will work at your pace and I will help you discover stepping stones to developing healthy coping strategies and build resilience. Family support is crucial and family members may become a part of the journey toward reaching your goals. Let me know how I can help.
I believe that each of us already possesses the ability to live a happy and fulfilling life. With greater self-understanding, we can discover and break through barriers that hold us back, find new perspectives, and achieve new goals. I work with people who are experiencing specific challenges--such as trauma or relationship issues--as well as those who suffer from anxiety, depression, feel "stuck in a rut" or are simply interested in exploring new ways to find more fulfillment in their lives. Whatever your goal, we can work together to achieve balance and lasting change.
I believe that we all need support, however at times we may need a different type of support than what those close to us can and/or are able to provide. Reaching out and asking for help takes a significant amount of strength and courage, something I not only recognize, but respect in all aspects of my practice. Whether you are going through a difficult life experience or are dealing with something that is more long-standing and chronic, I am committed to working with you to reach your personal goals.
Seeking support can be a difficult decision and process! I am a compassionate and responsive counselor who listens, but also provides clients with effective tools and strategies to manage life’s difficult situations. I see each client as unique and having different needs, therefore my work is mostly grounded in a person centered approach. By also incorporating cognitive behavioral and solution focused approaches, I help clients meet their personal goals.
Although I spend part of the year in San Francisco, I am still working with clients in Connecticut. I have a beautiful new office in Guilford, located on the shoreline between New haven and New London. Due to my older son located in CT, I find myself visiting often. With most of my services occurring through Zoom, I have decided to make myself available in both states.
I have been in private practice for 25 years and see clients ages 18 and over. Most people come to me with issues of depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, postpartum difficulties, parenting questions, and overall identity issues and sense of sense.
My treatment approach emphasizes a collaborative process of deep understanding of your personal and unique life journey for the purpose of improving or enhancing your wellbeing. Within a safe, empathic, and highly respectful environment, my goal is to help you make sense of where you've been and where you are now so you can create the future you want. As an experienced therapist and psychoanalyst with advanced certifications, I work with a wide array of problems and concerns. Special areas of expertise are trauma, anxiety, transitions, and loss.
Currently Full. The Pandemic, World Unrest & Mass Shootings, keep changing our lives on a daily basis. If, you are personally struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, work stress or relationship issues, then therapy may help. For 30 years I have helped individuals & couples navigate life stressors. I am compassionate & direct. Professional & Life Experience counts! I have been married for 40+ years, raised a family, have navigated divorce with loved ones & worked in hospitals & Corporate America. If you are looking for a compassionate & experienced therapist, I may be able to help. Age 21+ call in September for consult.
Our ability to live a more satisfying life is predicated on our capacity for self-awareness and subsequently self-management. By examining our patterned behavior and underlying thinking we have an opportunity to understand the dynamics of our distress. This understanding, derived from insight-oriented therapy, coupled with cognitive behavioral based techniques, can help us transition to living a better life. I help facilitate the process of introspection and awareness with the goal to build and foster skills to better manage emotional and psychological reactions.
Nautilus Counseling takes its name from the chambered ocean creature. A nautilus builds a new shell chamber for itself when the current one no longer works and is uncomfortable, allowing the nautilus to grow as it should. Discomfort inspires change and growth for the nautilus and for us too. Are you ready for change? If you are, I am excited to support you in making that change. Together, we will look at what in your life is creating discomfort for you, what is contributing to that feeling, and how to help you change and grow towards a place that feels right for you.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, ACC, CMT-P, RYT 200
Are you feeling lost? Attempting to manage stress and anxiety? I provide psychotherapy, supervision and coaching, specializing in mindfulness and spirituality. Let's work together to help you find your bearings, manage your stress and anxiety, and take care of you.
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I provide a nonjudgmental, safe space in which you may gain insight into yourself or move through a difficult situation in your life. I view the therapeutic relationship as teamwork where you are the expert on yourself and I facilitate the healing process, your growth, and the achievement of your goals for change.
I have helped clients, who have been willing to establish a trusting relationship, over time and explore current problems or growth potential through examination of key past and present relationships. If you can examine feelings, take responsibility for your part of conflicts and look for ways to expand give and take with others, you will do well in therapy with me. My recent work with brain behavior therapies can help you resolve difficult and long standing sources of anxiety and depression.
At some point in our lives, we all feel overwhelmed, overburdened, and sometimes even stuck. It can seem like stress is preventing us from living the life we want, and our thoughts, feelings, or habits are holding us back. Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, relationship conflicts, work-home balance, or health issues, I can help you find your way through a difficult period. You can live more fully by gaining new perspective, clarifying your values, effectively managing stress, and taking action toward your goals. I help people build better and richer lives.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Guilford are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Guilford then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Guilford specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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